Wyndham launches La Quinta brand in New Zealand

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has announced the inaugural launch of La Quinta by Wyndham’s into the South East Asia and Pacific Rim (SEAPR) region with the signing of two new hotels in New Zealand.

La Quinta by Wyndham, to be known as LQ by Wyndham in the SEAPR region, is a leading upper-midscale brand with over 925 destinations in the Americas and Europe.

Wyndham acquired La Quinta’s hotel franchise and management businesses in 2018, with the latest announcement coming off the back of the brand’s recent European debut in Istanbul – the first La Quinta to open outside the Americas.

The first hotels set to fly the brand’s flag in New Zealand will be located in Auckland and Queenstown under a franchise agreement with Safari Group.

“We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the Safari Group and to introduce another sought-after and growing brand to New Zealand, and the SEAPR region,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, SEAPR, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

“Despite the current situation, we are confident of the tourism momentum in New Zealand and that international travellers will return to seek out the country’s natural attractions and stunning scenery. As visitors return to discover this beautiful country, Wyndham will be there to cater for their needs with a collection of exceptional hotels and resorts in key locations nationwide.”

The 87-key LQ by Wyndham Remarkables Park is set to open its doors in late 2020, while the 246-key LQ by Wyndham Greenlane Auckland is scheduled to open in mid-2022.